Because plant-based eating (such as vegan and vegetarian diets) benefits people, animals and the planet.

Americans eat more meat per person than any other country. Our habit is leading to poor health, environmental degradation and the suffering of billions of animals every year.

Try meat-free meals

One day a week can make a world of difference for your health, animals and the environment! Start by trying a new vegetable-packed dish or swap your usual entrée with a plant-based meat alternative.

Three vegan burgers
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Why are millions of people adopting a plant-based diet?

For animals: Eating more plant-based meals means eating fewer animals—which means dramatically reducing the amount of suffering in the world.

For your health: Choosing to replace meat with plant-based proteins even once a week is a great way to gain energy and prevent disease.

For the environment: Raising billions of animals for food each year pollutes our air and water and uses a tremendous amount of land, water and other precious natural resources.

For wildlife: Because of the meat industry’s exaggerated claims of wildlife conflicts, taxpayer dollars fund the shooting, trapping, snaring and poisoning of millions of bobcats, black bears, grizzly bears, wolves, coyotes, foxes, mountain lions and birds every year.

For your wallet: Enjoying plant-based proteins such as beans, legumes and seeds can help save cash at the time of purchase and reduce the costs of expensive health conditions.

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Did you know?
Chickens in a battery cage

Are killed every second of every day in the United States.

Urban traffic congestion in rush hour

Of greenhouse gas emissions could be saved if every American went meatless one day a week, according to the Environmental Defense Fund.

Mother and daughter cooking a plant-based vegan meal together

Can be added to our lives by adopting a plant-based diet.

Cows packed tightly into a stall

Animals on factory farms never breathe fresh air or feel grass beneath their feet. Your generous gift will help reduce the suffering of countless cows, pigs and chickens by supporting our work to improve the lives of farm animals.

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